Forest statistics for South Florida, 1988
Since 1980, area of timberland in South Florida has decreased by 21 percent to less than 659,000 acres. Area of nonindustrial private forest (NIPF) land has declined to 552,000 acres. Harvests and other cuttings occurred on 2,800 acres annually, while 2,500 acres regenerated each year. Volume of softwood growing stock increased by 19 percent to 558 million cubic feet, and volume of hardwood growing stock by 29 percent to 62 million cubic feet. Average net annual growth decreased 15 percent to 18.0 million cubic feet. Annual removals were down 73 percent to 4.4 million cubic feet. Annual mortality was down 36 percent to 6.7 million cubic feet.